Design Theory

  • Geometric
    Geometric Design: Armenian KnotPrev
    We return to interlaced work with this design, but with an extra degree of challenge for a visually smashing result.Read More…
  • Design Theory
    10 Design Tips for Creating Amazing Wedding InvitationsPreview image
    Designing wedding invitations can be scary—which style to choose? Which font to use? Go for pared-back elegance or flashy decadence? Vintage florals or modern minimalism? And above all, how to make it personal and special for the couple in question? In this article, I’ll give you 10 top tips for designing wedding invitations, using some gorgeous templates as examples.Read More…
  • Branding
    How to Create Your Own Brand GuidelinesPreview image
    Here we take a look at some of the very best examples of brand guidelines documents, also known as ‘style guides’. A great brand guidelines document not only sets down the rules for using your ‘brand assets’, including logos, colors and fonts, but also injects life into your brand, and makes visual branding a joy, not a chore!Read More…
  • Illustration
    Learn How to Improve Your Digital Illustrations in 10 Easy StepsImprove digital illustrations preview
    In this article, we'll break down the ten easy ways to improve your technique for better digital illustrations. Read More…
  • Design Theory
    Digital Painting 101: 4 Things You Should Know Before You StartBeforepainting preview
    All great things start with a game plan. In this article you'll learn how beginners should develop the proper mindset when approaching a digital painting. Develop solid compositions ahead of time to create the best painting you can make. Read More…
  • Design Theory
    There's More Than One Way to Skin a Cat in VectorFencepreview
    There's a phrase in the UK that goes: "There's more than one way to skin a cat." OK, it sounds foul, but it basically means there is more than one way to do something and achieve the same result. This is the basis of today's tutorial.Read More…
  • Design Theory
    9 Tips and Tricks to Render Anything in VectorRenderanything
    In this article, I'm going to show you some handy tips and tricks on learning to "see in vector" and to be able to render anything in vector. Read More…
  • Digital Painting
    Quick Tip: Improve Your Digital Paintings With Adjustment Layers in Adobe PhotoshopAdjustmentlayers preview
    In today's lesson of Digital Painting 101, we'll cover Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop. Learn how you can improve overall color impact and intensity quickly and easily. Read More…
  • Design Theory
    Is Digital Art "Real" Art? Facts and Myths About Digital CreatingDigital art myths prev
    Can you be a great digital artist when you don't how to draw with a pencil? Do you need expensive equipment for digital art? And what is the best way to learn it? The answers may be surprising!Read More…
  • Adobe Illustrator
    Get Under the Hood with Vector Wire Frames: All About Outline ModeUntitled 2
    Breaking down the how, what, and why of Outline Mode in Adobe Illustrator. Outline Mode is a path-only, wire-frame view of your vector work. Read More…
  • Print Design
    3 Tips for Building a Cohesive Design Across Your Print DesignsPreview img
    In this tutorial, I'm sharing my top three tips that will not only help you plan out your print designs, but show you how to maintain a consistent design across your entire project. Read More…
  • Typography
    Understanding Auto, Optical and Metrics Kerning in Adobe IllustratorPreview image
    What’s with all of the kerning options in Adobe Illustrator? Is one better than the other? Which type of kerning should I choose? Does it matter? In this article, I will demystify the kerning choices available in Illustrator.Read More…